Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) What & Where?

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a long-lasting dry skin disease where affected patients have a certain type of rash with itching as well as a personal or family history of:

  • eczema
  • asthma
  • hay fever

The itchy skin is due to this disease can be very disruptive to one’s life, causing psychological distress and depression, reduced sleep, and diminished quality of life.

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Patients with eczema have red, scaling, itchy rash on their skin. In infants and young children, the rash often shows up on the face and neck as well as the torso, arms, and legs. In older children and adults, rash is often seen in the creases of the skin, such as in front of the elbows and behind the knees.

Who & Why?

Eczema most frequently starts early in life and is triggered by a complex interplay of various skin condition factors. All of these that may lead to a person having this disease include:

  • an inherited family tendency towards the condition
  • disrupted skin barrier leading to dry/sensitive skin
  • increased sensitivity to certain allergens
  • greater likelihood of bacterial skin infections

How?

How do we treat atopic dermatitis (Eczema)? Though we do have some approved treatments, most of these are limited by long term side effects as well as loss of benefit over time. These treatments are divided into 2 main categories:

  • topical (applied to the skin)
  • systemic (pills or injections)

For patients with any degree of eczema, we always recommend use of an over-the-counter non-medicated topical moisturizer (CeraVe). Other medicated topical prescription creams can also help. There are just a few systemic prescription treatments available for atopic dermatitis. These all have their limitations. Because of this, we need more and better systemic treatments for patients with more severe eczema.

Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands Omaha & Council Bluffs

At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands we are dedicated to advancing care for patients with diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. We are constantly active in offering pharmaceutical clinical trials. Information on our studies for atopic dermatitis is below. If you would like any more information on our ongoing clinical trials, please contact our research division at (402)933-3770.

Clinical Research Trials in Omaha, NE

Atopic Dermatitis Study for teens

    • Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis
    • Age 12-18
    • Inclusion/ Exclusion Criteria
      • Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis for at least 1 year
      • Documented history of inadequate response to treatment within the last 6 months
      • No prior exposure to JAK inhibitors
      • Must agree to limit sun exposure for the duration of the study and no use of tanning beds
    • Dates enrolling – Now through approximately September 2019
    • Contact info for Research Department at 402-932-0353

Atopic Dermatitis Study Adult/Teens

    • Moderate to Severe
    • Age 12-75
    • Inclusion/ Exclusion Criteria:
      • Moderate to Severe AD for at least 3 years
      • Documented history of inadequate response to treatment within the last 6 months
      • No prior exposure to JAK inhibitors
      • Must agree to use topical moisturizers daily
    • Must agree to limit sun exposure for the duration of the study and no use of tanning beds
  • Dates enrolling – Now through 2019
  • Contact information for Research Department at 402-932-0353

For any information or to make an appointment please contact us.